“I know a lot, but I can’t tell you anything,” Hammer teased at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Lady Gaga gay community connection became even stronger this weekend as she thanked her gay fans for their support and revealed a secret about the film
The nude scenes in Netflix’s Outlaw King are reportedly fairly gratuitous, as are the film’s blood-and-guts scenes
A lot of us can only dream about getting paid to travel and party around the world, but Susanne Bartsch has done it successfully for years. Now, if you don’t live in New York — or if you’re not a queer culture connoisseur — her name may not be familiar to […]
The Cakemaker, a film about a gay baker who comes to Jerusalem after his Israeli lover dies, won Best Picture at Israel‘s Ophir Awards, the country’s version of the Academy Awards. Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer, Cakemaker was nominated for nine Ophirs in all and won six, including Best Picture, […]
Is ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ transphobic? It’s an important question seeing as a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical, based on the 1993 comedy, will soon be hitting Broadway
“They’re acting. You don’t necessarily have to be gay to play a gay character.”
Its premiere at the Venice Film Festival was met with critics going gaga over Lady Gaga’s first major film role
The pop diva posted some Lady Gaga nude photos on Instagram. Her L.A. Times photo shoot and ‘A Star Is Born’ tracklist also dropped today too
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When someone starts killing off the cast of a beloved ’90s sitcom, a cops and a puppet investigator are in the crosshairs
The upcoming documentary Madonna and the Breakfast Club shows the pop icon’s early years in a synthpop band that just couldn’t contain her lust for fame
Movies serve as society’s collective unconscious, weaving stories across our imaginations that we won’t soon forget. From an early age, almost everyone learns how to see the world through the lens of a movie. Movies give us access to things and experiences beyond what we consider reality, enhancing our knowledge of the world and the human experience. As a child, we might see our first onscreen kiss and wonder what it feels like to be romantic with another person. Others might see their first alien in such classics as E.T. or Close Encounters of the Third Kind, only to become obsessed with ideas about life on other planets. Movies have a powerful effect on our lives whether we like it or not.
This is especially true for gay people. Growing up gay can be an unruly experience, especially if that person is growing up in a family or a community that doesn’t support the idea of homosexuality. That’s where gay films come into play. A trip to the local megaplex or browsing queer-themed titles on Netflix gives LGBTQ youth the chance to connect with gay characters and their experiences. Overall, the moving image makes us feel less alone.
Of course, Hollywood isn’t always kind to LGBTQ filmmakers and gay characters. Many of them end up being small stereotypical pawns that hardly matter in the scheme of things. But things are beginning to change. Independent filmmaking is giving a voice to all kinds of queer artists and characters. Gay films like Brokeback Mountain, Moonlight, and Blue Is the Warmest Color have garnered rave reviews and huge audiences in recent years. As the film community starts to open its arms to people of color, gay people, and women, we will be here to tell you all about it. Take a look at all of our gay film coverage below!